Guide to the Santospirito Collection

Lena SantospiritoThe Santospirito Collection comprises the personal papers of Mrs Lena Santospirito (1895-1983). Mrs Santospirito was a leader of the Italian-Australian community in Melbourne and is best known for her charitable work as President of the Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief in the early 1950s period of Italian mass immigration to Australia. The records in this Collection document her work with the Archbishop's Committee, as well as her involvement with other institutions and her personal and family affairs.

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Santospirito collection: Inventory items.

SP-02638a

Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 16 January 1946

Modotti’s last letter from Melbourne; birthday wishes.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 January 1946     16 January 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02638a
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02638b

Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 17 January 1946

Birthday blessings

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 January 1946     17 January 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02638b
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02639

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 18 January 1946

Boat delay.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 January 1946     18 January 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02639
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02640

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 20 January 1946

Rose Palamara to be coopted to Archbishop’s Committee; thanks to Santospirito for her cooperation.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 January 1946     20 January 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02640
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02641

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 20 January 1946

Modotti’s feelings on leaving Melbourne; Santospirito’s assistance and ideal; patience of Antonio Santospirito; Modotti’s bluntness and intolerance; donation of watch by Santospirito and Antonio Santospirito; Santospirito’s parcel for Guido Modotti; parcels for Modotti’s sisters, Ines Dorella and Giuseppina Locatelli; departure date.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 January 1946     20 January 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02641
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02642

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 January 1946

Watch received; departure date; encouragement for Santospirito; Bruna Benetti.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 January 1946     30 January 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02642
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02643

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 2 February1946

Telegram; letter and parcel; departure.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 February 1946     2 February 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02643
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02644

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 2 February 1946

Thanks for Santospirito’s kindness; collecting parcel; Fr La Rosa’s apology regarding Il Risveglio and Italia Libera; Mass for all.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 February 1946     2 February 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02644
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02645

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 February 1946

Stop at Fremantle; parcel from Fr O’Connell; cable from Anthony Santospirito and Maria Santospirito; description of passengers and accommodation; the Anglo Catholic padre; next port; life on board;

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 February 1946     9 February 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02645
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02646

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 15 February 1946

Stop at Fremantle; Modotti’s visit to St Louis school; Italian class started by Modotti; life on board; discussion on immigration and Calwell; fancy dress ball; film: “Song of Bernadette”; sea snake sighted; Fr McEvoy; arrival at Aden; Santospirito’s help remembered.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 February 1946     15 February 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02646
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02647

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 28 February 1946

Life on board; soldier passengers; news of Josephine Palamara; anxiety about Modotti’s future; Giuseppe Santamaria; Modotti’s plans for pilgrimage to Lisieux and Lourdes.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 February 1946     28 February 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02647
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02648

Telegram from Modotti to Santospirito, 4 March 1946

Telegram; condolences to Palamara family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 March 1946     4 March 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02648
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02649

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 4 March 1946

Sad news about Josephine Palamara; Sinai and Suez Canal; thanks for spare clothes from Santospirito; life on board; history of the sea between Sicily and North Africa; arrival at Tilbury; Santospirito’s letter; Santospirito says she is not cut out for social life; Modotti seeking permit to go to Rome; anxiety about his future.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 March 1946     4 March 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02649
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02650

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 March 1946

Telegram; arrival date.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 March 1946     13 March 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02650
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02651

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 March 1946

Effort to obtain permit to go to Rome; Calwell’s influence at Australia House; places of interest in London; talk with Beasley and the Italian representative; Vaccari; proposed visit to prime minister of Italy: De Gasperi; departure for Paris; Sister Bernardine; conditions in England; Santospirito’s telephone call.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 March 1946     22 March 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02651
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02652

Postcard from Modotti to Anthony, Gerard and Maria Santospirito, 26 March 1946

Paris post card.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 March 1946     26 March 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02652
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02653

Postcard from Modotti to Santospirito, 28 March 1946

Paris post card; Montmartre; travel to Lisieux impossible.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 March 1946     28 March 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02653
Box Number: 15.50
Series: SANTS015

SP-02654

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 28 March 1946

Arrival in Lourdes; Mass at the grotto; Modotti’s feelings at being in Lourdes; conditions in France; Modotti’s movements.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 March 1946     28 March 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02654
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02655

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 1 April 1946

Modotti’s family in Savona; his mothers illness and death; destruction in Italy; loss of luggage; political and economic situation in Italy; material for suits needed; Sergio Rangan; interest in Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 April 1946     1 April 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02655
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02656

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 April 1946

Arrival in Rome; conditions in Italy; unexploded shell in Genoa cathedral; assistance from the Holy See; communists; Christian Democratic Party; referendum on the monarchy; proposal to visit the Eolian Islands with Fr De Francesco; Giuseppe Ottobre.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 April 1946     14 April 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02656
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02657

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 24 April 1946

Thanks for good wishes and pamphlet from Sister Theophane; need for confidentiality: difficulties raised about Modotti’s return to Australia; thanks for Santospirito’s help to Modotti’s family; Guido Modotti’s losses; need for Mass stipends.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 April 1946     24 April 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02657
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02658

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 April 1946

Bazaar; family life in Rome; administrative elections; Christian Democratic Party; De Gasperi’s faith; trip to the Eolian Islands; remembers friends in Australia; desire to return; relatives of Gangitano, M. Sperioni, Ugo Mori; Seline Rossato and Maria Santalucia; 1947 Catholic Italian Calendar; Fondo Assistenza and Fondo Stampa.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 April 1946     30 April 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02658
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02659

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 May 1946

Success of bazaar; filo drammatica; maestro Briglia; trip to Eolian Islands postponed; interview with Bishop Re of Lipari; Giuseppe Santamaria; Modotti asked to work on Vatican Radio; Italian broadcasts; broadcast of canonisation of Mother Cabrini; referendum and elections; Sylvia Comini’s aunts: Biondini.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 8 May 1946     8 May 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02659
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02660

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 8 May 1946

Santospirito’s concern; Modotti waiting on decision of superiors; Fr Meagher to visit Rome in August for election of Jesuit General.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 8 May 1946     8 May 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02660
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02661

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 17 May 1946

Envelope.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 May 1946     17 May 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02661
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02662

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 June 1946

Postal situation; pleased that things going on well in Melbourne; Christian Democrats successful; vote for republic; speech by Pope; parcels and papers sent for Angelo della Famiglia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 June 1946     9 June 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02662
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02663

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 9 June 1946

His impression that he will not be allowed to return; his reaction; Dr Mannix aware of details.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 June 1946     9 June 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02663
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02664

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 10 June 1946

Problems over vote for republic; immigration to South America; Modotti’s novice master’s appeal for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 June 1946     10 June 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02664
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02665

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 June 1946

Talks on Vatican Radio and material for Angelo della Famiglia; article on Pope’s use of alms; work at Vatican Radio temporary.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 June 1946     14 June 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02665
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02666

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 21 June 1946

Letters from B.A. Santamaria; Annetta Pidutti’s first vows; Masses for various named persons; news cuttings received from B.A. Santamaria; papers and books sent by Modotti; receipt of Angelo della Famiglia; proposed reliquary of St Bartholomew.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 June 1946     21 June 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02666
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02667

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 June 1946

Reports sent to Dr Mannix through Beasley in London; enquiries to be made at UNRRA about mistaken thanks.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 June 1946     22 June 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02667
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02668

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 5 July 1946

Modotti’s depression; batch of letters received; thanks to Santospirito for prayers and words of St Teresa; thanks to Bartolina Virgona; 2nd page missing.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 July 1946     5 July 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02668
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02669

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 July 1946

Back issues of The Advocate received; experiencing the trial of his life; coming of the Cabrini sisters to Melbourne; Modotti’s visit to Mother General at Dr Mannix’s request; her consent to send sisters to Australia; their transport; page 2 missing; ceremonies at canonisation of Mother Cabrini; Rose Ongarello and her brother Francesco Tramea; political situation in Italy.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 July 1946     13 July 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02669
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02670

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 July 1946

Very little hope of return; decision of superiors by mid September; trip to Eolian Isalnds; parcels received; Mr Lynch; Mrs Purcell; Velia Virgona; Tony Vigano; fancy dress ball.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 July 1946     30 July 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02670
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02671

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 3 August 1946

Thanks to Santospirito and Mother Theophane; Santospirito’s support for Cabrini sisters; Modotti’s retreat for the Cabrini sisters; decision not to go to Eolian Islands; Pontifical Commission for Assistance; blankets arrived through UNRRA; awaiting reply from J. Santamaria for feast of St Bartholomew; Ferruccio Romanin; retreat at Trinita dei Monti; visit from Fr Sergio Rangan; P. Magi; success of debutante ball.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 August 1946     3 August 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02671
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02672

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 14 August 1946

Praying that period of suspense be over soon; without will or desire; his faith; Mrs O’Dea’s letter; money for Masses; Dr Toal’s awareness of Modotti’s troubles; Monsignor Montini: Under Secretary of State; parcels received by Guido Modotti; awaiting Fr Ciantar’s arrival; Modotti’s brother Dominic; his sisters; presents for Dr Mannix and Calwell; success of debutante ball.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 August 1946     14 August 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02672
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02673

Letter from Modotti to Antonio Santospirito, 30 August 1946

Death of Antonio’s mother.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 August 1946     30 August 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02673
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02674

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, August 1946

First page missing; Address for sending money; Maria Santospirito; correspondent found for Maria; Herbert Evatt.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: August 1946     August 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02674
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02675

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 30 August 1946

Death of Antonio’s mother; appeal amongst the Eolians; address for sending money; money kept for Modotti’s possible return; congratulations for success of debutante ball; Calwell; Herbert Evatt; retreat for Cabrini Sisters; decision on Modotti coming; film 'L’uomo di tutti'; greetings to named persons; Mrs Panelli; Fr Centauro in Florence; Fr Ciantar; request for blankets.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 August 1946     30 August 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02675
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02676

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 13 September 1946

Retreat for Cabrini sisters; his wish to help them establish in Australia; election of Jesuit General postponed; decision on Modotti by end of month; Rose Rubeo’s death; difficulty of getting transport for Cabrini sisters; clothes for Europe; prisoners of war; film 'L’uomo di tutti'; producer Felici; reproduction painting for Calwell; Santospirito and Calwell stand highest among those who did so much for Modotti and his people; phone call from Fr Ciantar; Modotti given up smoking; good news of Anthony Santospirito; Maria Santospirito and pen friend; Fr Centauro; life of Mother Cabrini and cookery books sent; Fred Cavion; Grand Ball.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 September 1946     13 September 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02676
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02677

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 26 September 1946

Altar of Our Lady of Pompeii; grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at St George’s Carlton; reliquary of St Bartholomew; Jesuit General elected; Federal election; Modotti’s faint hope; Italy’s disappointment with her treatment at Paris; meeting with Fr Centauro; greetings to named friends.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 September 1946     26 September 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02677
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02678

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 3 October 1946

Labor Party victory; decision on Modotti’s future at end of month; Modotti giving retreats; letter from Mr Maher; Cabrini Sisters to await peace treaty signing; debutante ball in the Advocate; letter from Fr Kelly; decision on the younger set by Dr Mannix; St Bartholomew reliquary; encyclopedias; Francesco Tramea of Canterbury; Rose Ongarello.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 October 1946     3 October 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02678
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02679

Letter from Modotti to Santospirito, 22 October 1946

Parcel received; Modotti helping a poor family; danger escaped by Antonio Santospirito, Vince Virgona and Mrs Panelli; congratulations to Calwell; decision on Modotti’s future soon; Altar of Our Lady of Pompeii and grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes; Modotti receiving many visits and letters; Gina Triaca and Angelo della Famiglia; letter from Guido Modotti; parcel tampered with; orphanage at Cassino.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 October 1946     22 October 1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02679
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02680

From Modotti to Santospirito, 20 February 1944

Memento card; death of Modotti's mother; Teresa Modotti.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 February 1944     20 February 1944
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02680
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02681

Postcard from Modotti to Santospirito, no date

Post card; King Umberto II ‘s children.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1938     1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02681
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02682

Envelopes and letterhead, no date

Three addressed envelopes and Modotti’s Manresa letterhead.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1938     1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02682
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02683

Cards from Modotti, no date

Five holy cards with notes from Modotti.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1938     1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02683
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

SP-02684

Cards, no date

Ten holy cards

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1938     1946
Quantity:
Inventory Identifier: SP-02684
Box Number: 15.60
Series: SANTS015

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